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    Adopted a lot of that swag

    Hi,

    I have no idea what the underlined part means. I assume that "swag" referes to the qualities mentioned before by the author regarding his dad, so "adopt a lot of that sway" may mean to get those qualities [from his dad].

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    He knew where he was going and what he expected from himself and others, had an unbelievable work ethic, loved people, and believed being successful was his duty.

    He commanded respect and demanded discipline from his kids.
    And my older brother, Curtis, adopted a lot of that swag.
    He was strong, fast, super articulate, confident, and one of the most natural politicians Iíve ever met.

    From the book "Be Obsessed or Be Average"

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    Re: Adopted a lot of that swag

    He means "swagger."

    "Swag" is something different, though apparently some speakers of English are using "swag" to refer to "swagger."
    Last edited by SoothingDave; 26-Apr-2017 at 14:52.

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    Re: Adopted a lot of that swag

    To me, swag refers to the proceeds of a robbery. I would use swagger in this context, but I may be showing my age.

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    Re: Adopted a lot of that swag

    "Swag" is used to refer to the free promotional items you may pick up at a public event or convention. There's even a back-formed acronym: Stuff We All Get.

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    #5

    Re: Adopted a lot of that swag

    According to this dictionary, "swag" means self-confidence.

    Definition 1d under "slang"
    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/swag

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    Re: Adopted a lot of that swag

    Looks like "swag" can now be a variant of "swagger".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: Adopted a lot of that swag

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Swag" is used to refer to the free promotional items you may pick up at a public event or convention. There's even a back-formed acronym: Stuff We All Get.
    I clearly don't get invited to many such events, though in BrE we use the term goodie bags for this too.

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